There are two Reed Krakoff bags that have stood out since the brand launched several years ago: the Boxer Tote and the Atlantique. Both have done well for the brand, combining the best of the tailored aesthetic that Reed brought to Coach during his time there with the high-brow finish needed to stand apart.
Since those debuts, there hasn't been a new bag from Krakoff that has gotten people talking very much--until now. The new Reed Krakoff RK40 is simple and pretty. For those that loved the Boxer but didn't want the additional design elements, the RK40 is for you.
I'm thinking some people will say there are elements of the Hermès Birkin in this bag, but for me, that isn't the case. Reed Krakoff gave his signature touches to this design: a clean aesthetic with an easy shape, combined with a bit of a modern finish in the leather bridge-and-snap closure. There is a back slide pocket on the outside of the bag, which comes in handy for a cell phone, and the handles have plenty of space in the medium and larger sizes to have the bag fit nicely in the crook or your arm, or even over your shoulder.
The RK40 is a big push for the brand, which is why there are already a wide variety of sizes, including a tiny version with a shoulder strap, a solid everyday tote and a more East-West shaped version as well. The leather is sturdy and soft all at once, which fits well with Reed's design. There are also plenty of color and texture options, virtually guaranteeing a combination that you'd like.
Me? I have a soft spot for bright blue bags, and the cobalt alligator version of the RK40 is stunning. It also costs $25,000. The smallest size starts at $1,290, and prices for the leather options go up to $2,690. More options, including alligator and snakeskin, are available as well. Shop the entire lineup via Reed Krakoff.